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Address: Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus, OH
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Columbus Short North Walking Tour
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Great Family Park

Goodale Park is one of the cities older parks that is the middle of the Shirt North District. A relaxing day can be spent at Goodale Park. Great for family picnics with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Marco Island, Florida
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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Goodale Park is one of the cities older parks that is the middle of the Shirt North District. A relaxing day can be spent at Goodale Park. Great for family picnics with a lot of green space.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful and quiet area just off of the hustling and bustling Short North area. Plenty of trees and fountains and paths. Still looks as it must have 100 years ago.

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Bluffton OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rain mucked our visit here but knowing that we went out of the way to go at all, and that our trip could easily have lasted another hour or two is enough for us to be planning a trip back. Getting here, to the main part of the park that is, was tricky, and make sure you have a map... More 

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Thank sophiejensen72
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This is a fairly large park in the short north area of columbus. I havent measured it but I am guess ing it would be a Mile if you walked around ite outer edge. There are ponds, Tennis courts and parking in the park. In the summer here are events lilke Comfest worth going. I have also used this park... More 

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Thank Dennis G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Very nice to have this park in the Grandview and Short North area. Beautiful park to walk and attend events in. Worth visiting if you are in the Grandview or Short North area. Also a great place to walk your dog.

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Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice green space in the middle of the city! Nice walk from the downtown hotels in the theater district. Dog running around by himself when we were there which wasn't good. Seems to be a nice safe area.

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Thank Julie L
Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

It was nice to find some open green space to take a breather from the traffic hassle of downtown Columbus. There is parking on street and in the park. The pond with its fountain (not running in winter) is pretty. At least on a weekend visit, there were police on patrol. I don't think it's cute to see the squirrels... More 

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Thank Paul S
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed January 28, 2017

This park is a great pet friendly place. The park is lined with many Victorian houses. They have a play ground for kids and plenty of space to walk your dogs. The people that go here are very friendly. Short walk from High Street. Comfest is held here every year as well and is a great time!

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Thank megkate22
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Goodale Park is wonderful, at all times of the year. People take their dogs to walk, have picnics, walk around and go back to work or home. It's a great place to go escape, nearly downtown Columbus. ComFest is a blast in June, with lots of diverse music and entertainment, as well as unique artisans and vendors.

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Thank Susana D
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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are an art or music lover, you must get here for ComFest in late June. You will feel like you are somewhere between a kids face painting exhibition, a college frat party and a hippie jam band festival, all at once. The park kind of turns into Bouldet, CO during the weekend, but has so much going on... More 

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